The short answer is very little. There were a few flowers on some of the Blakely’s Red Gum on the TSR side of the highway, on the eastern side where we saw the YPHE I didn’t notice anything flowering.
Birds mostly seemed to be finding food by gleaning from leaves, presumably lerps and such-like.
From: Hawkins, Brian [
Sent: Thursday, 7 June 2018 12:28 PM
To: Steve Holliday;
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Yellow-plumed Honeyeater at Hall
Is there much Eucalypt flowering at the site?
From: Steve Holliday [
Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:13 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Yellow-plumed Honeyeater at Hall
Prue and I met Alastair Smith at the Hall TSR this morning to look for the Yellow-plumed Honeyeaters belatedly reported on Birdline yesterday. After two hours in the TSR, on both sides of the border, we had seen a lot of honeyeaters but
We then crossed to the eastern side of the highway to the patch of woodland opposite the TSR, north of the rest area at the end of Victoria St. Prue and I eventually located a Yellow-plume with lots of other honeyeaters and pardalotes.
We had it in view long enough for Prue to get a few photos before a White-plume chased it off. Good that at least one bird has been around for at least a week, hopefully more people can connect with them.
See ebird report for a couple of Prue’s photos